Wilkinson County gets win; Jefferson defeated

Published 2:22 am Saturday, October 23, 2010

WOODVILLE — Wilkinson County defeated Amite County in district play Friday night by a score of 12-6.

Two first half touchdowns and a great defensive play helped the Wildcats to their second district win of the season and pulled their overall record to 6-3 (2-2).

Brandon Harton gave Wilkinson County a 6-0 lead in the first quarter with 1:29 left. In the second quarter, Brian Montgomery pushed the lead to 12-0 on a quarterback keeper from 3 yards out.

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Both teams remained scoreless until the fourth quarter in which Amite put six points on the board.

“That was the worst game we’ve played all year from an offensive standpoint. We weren’t sharp,” Wilkinson County coach Elbert Lyles said. “Our defense did their job.”

Harton led the Wildcats with 120 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown.

Hazlehurst 37, Jefferson County 26

FAYETTE — Jefferson County dropped its third district game this season to Hazlehurst at home Friday night by a final score of 37-26. The loss pushed the Tigers overall record to 4-4 (1-3). Two fourth quarter touchdowns by Hazlehurst put Jefferson away in a game in which they led the majority of the time.

Jefferson County exploded in the second quarter with three rushing touchdowns, two of which came in the final four minutes of the half.

Robert Wells helped the Tigers get on the board with an 80-yard run just 16 seconds into the second quarter. Wells finished the game with 196 yards rushing and one touchdown.

David Truenell and Kiwaski Tenner also scored in the second quarter, Truenell from 12 yards out and Tenner from 1 yard out.

Leviticus Cain scored for Hazlehurst with 10 seconds remaining in the first quarter. The score was the first of the ball game.

Gabriel Gray gave Hazlehurst its second lead of the night in the second quarter with a 4-yard run.

Jefferson County’s final score came with 5:19 in the third quarter on a 97-yard strike from Tenner to Bouvier Ellis, pushing Jefferson’s lead to 26-21.

The fourth quarter, however, belonged to Hazlehurst as they scored two rushing touchdowns in the quarter. Demetrius Cain scored with 9:05 and Leviticus Cain closed out the scoring for Hazlehurst, putting the final dagger in Jefferson County’s heart with 1:46 left in the game.

L. Cain and D. Cain combined for four touchdowns in the win over the Tigers.